Fear the robot not. The only thing to fear is fear itself. Where did that famous saying emanate from? It does feel as though it were centuries ago, because look how the world has changed. Robotic surgery is one of those industries that have no doubt benefited tremendously from robotic technologies over the years. And how it has powered the health services industry into the 21st century.
Ask anyone who has benefited from the sophistry and advances of this highly developed and highly intelligent set of technologies. They will tell you straight out that you have nothing to fear from the robot. Indeed, you have much to gain. Of course, it does still hinge on those who are powering the tools. And of course that most medical practitioners are doing the world a great deal of good. And of course, place the robotic technologies in the wrong hand and, yes, things could go horribly wrong.
The old saying is still true. The tools are only as good as its users. These tools may well have reams of (artificial) intelligence. But it will still have its limitations. This again is not a reflection of the technologies nor even its developers. Indeed, the automotive industry has been one of the pioneers of robotic technology. While motor cars have it in them to go faster, they are driving better. Well again, that would still depend on who is behind the wheel.
Nevertheless, the benefits of robotic surgery appear to have no limits. It is not necessarily an expensive enterprise for the health services industry and its numerous patients. Quicker turnaround times and greater levels of accuracy should see to it that the costs of medicine and its related industries are contained. And yet still.